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September 19, 2015, 8:25 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking  —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google sends out invites for press event on September 29 at 9 AM PT, new Nexus devices and Chromecast expected; event will be livestreamed on YouTube  —  Nexus launch: Google promises “tasty new treats” at September 29 event  —  We're expecting the LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus 6 to be announced at the event.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Sources: Google to announce Chromecast Audio device to plug in to speakers September 29  —  Exclusive: Chromecast Audio, codenamed ‘Hendrix,’ is a separate device & made to WiFi-enable your speakers  —  We told you earlier today about the 2nd generation Chromecast, scheduled to be launched later this month.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Sources: US and China negotiating accord to refrain from using cyberweapons to cripple the other's critical infrastructure during peacetime  —  U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace  —  WASHINGTON — The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord …
More: CNET, Engadget and The Verge
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Cruise Raises $12.5M From Spark, YC's Sam Altman For Self-Driving Cars; Poaches Tesla's Lead on Autopilot  —  A few months ago, I took a ride down the 101 in an Audi that had been modified to self-drive down Bay Area highways.  The tech was developed by a company called Cruise …
Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo:
FBI uses retweets as evidence against people it claims are aiding terrorism or trying to join ISIS  —  The FBI Says Retweets Are Endorsements  —  Remember when people put that “RTs ≠ endorsements” disclaimer in their Twitter bios, like that would offer some form of protection from the being associated with what they retweeted?
Slate:
Lebanon, New Hampshire library board votes to reinstate its Tor relay, after DHS contacted local police  —  How a Small New Hampshire Library Fought Government Fearmongering  —  Board meetings of the Lebanon Libraries in the small town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, don't normally include signs that read …
Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central:
Samsung's feature-laden S Health app is now available for all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 or above  —  Samsung's S Health is now available for all Android smartphones  —  Samsung's feature-laden fitness tracking app, S Health, is now available for all Android smartphones, regardless of the manufacturer.

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